The training of volunteers for the homeless count is set for January 18

Each year, during the last 10 days of January, the Delaware Continuum of Care does a one-time count of homeless people in Delaware. This year, the count of the PIT will take place on the night of Wednesday January 26 and in the morning of Thursday January 27. The count includes persons and families not accommodated, persons and families temporarily accommodated and young people not accommodated.

The successful implementation of the PIT count has always been due to the efforts of volunteers at the community level. In order for everyone to count in the tally, boots of field volunteers are needed in Sussex, Kent and New Castle counties at night and the next morning of PIT to help survey individuals outside and upon arrival for services.

The virtual training for volunteers will take place from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 18.

For interested volunteers to complete the opt-out form, go to

Other ways to help the homeless during the colder months of the year include donating COVID-19 PPE, winter clothing, non-perishable food, personal hygiene supplies and more at Housing Alliance Delaware. To find out more, visit

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